Would you be interested in a foldable Surface Phone if it looked like this concept?



We've seen enough patents, code and rumors to believe that Microsoft could actually be working on its long rumored Surface Phone. This is expected to be a foldable device running on a version of Windows10 dubbed "Andromeda OS." While renders of the device were produced by designer David Breyer last December, images and a video were disseminated today revealing a brand new Surface Phone concept.

Created by Harry Dohyun Kim, this Surface Phone concept would fit into the Surface lineup thanks to the design cues it shares with other devices under that branding. What is so interesting about this concept is that it appears to have been based on some of the latest patents, including the one for a "hinge screen" that gives the illusion of a solid display when the device is fully opened in tablet mode. The hinge screen would also display certain information based on whether the device is opened in "tent mode," or is opened like a book.

Less than a week ago, we passed along some code discovered in the latest Windows 10 SDK. Not only are there references to Andromeda OS, the code shows that the foldiable Surface Pro will be powered by an ARM based processor

Check out the concept images by clicking the slideshow below. And don't forget to tap on the video at the top of this article. 


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41 Comments

1. Cat97

Posts: 1766; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

I'm tired of these concepts...

19. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Exactly. Me too!

27. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Exactly. Me too! Who made this 'concepts' about MS phone? LOL We know who is the OEM that can make(and work on, and innovate) such concept. And it's not MS or Apple!(sorry ) Such concept is possible only if you have foldable display technology and non-battery(embedded) pen technology....so the concept to be practical.

29. Leo_MC

Posts: 6618; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Because MS can never use LG technology?

37. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Because LG and Samsung couldn't make this phone years before MS??? P.S. BTW only Samsung has the non-battery embedded pen technology. No one will carry hot-dog pen with battery.

40. Leo_MC

Posts: 6618; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Maybe, maybe not. It's like fp scanner: everybody (except Apple) had and used the technology - Apple "did" it first (in a way that still matters).

2. Nexus4lifes

Posts: 286; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

sorry MS windows phone had it's chance

9. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Windows phone always have it's chance, if do it right! But it's such a nonsense to speak about MS foldable phone, when MS have not foldable technology at all, and don't innovate there(bs ''patent'' doesn't count:) If some OEM can do it, we know who that can be. Right? So, why so many ads about it? If MS and Apple follow, it cold be much latter, when the price of this tech(display, components) goes down, and they could afford to buy it. Same as it was with the AMOLED tech.

32. mootu

Posts: 1408; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Stop spouting rubbish.There are many OLED display OEM's that Microsoft could use, it doesn't have to be Samsung. LG JDI BOE Everdisplay Visionox Tianma All the above have folding OLED displays that MS and Apple could use. Also don't forget Huawei is supposed to be releasing a foldable screen phone in 2018 and that would make them the first. How much will you cry then?.

38. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Those OEMs that have folding OLED display technology, could compete each other, who will make it first , or who can make it best. The question was WTF is doing MS here. Of course MS and Apple could buy and use this tech too....but they would never do it right now...for this new tech is very expensive for them. Well, 2-3 years after the first folding phone- yes,

3. lovemac209

Posts: 31; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

not amazing disappointment...

4. warrenellis93

Posts: 540; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

But its windows....

5. torr310

Posts: 1625; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

The foldable is probably not pratical.

6. path45th

Posts: 401; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

I'm not interested.

7. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Yes!!

8. Subie

Posts: 2295; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

I'd be interested!

10. rsiders

Posts: 1886; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

As long as the camera is Pixel-Galaxy category AND I had access to all the apps I need, I would be on it in a New York minute.

11. rsiders

Posts: 1886; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

As long as the camera is Pixel-Galaxy category AND I had access to all the apps I need, I would be on it in a New York minute.

12. ajwillingham

Posts: 38; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

Seems like it would be really thick... No thanks

14. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Well, it would be a bit thicker than today's phones(about 10-12mm), but with the advantage to have a real tablet in the pocket. If it's made right, would be а great device. Only that MS or Apple couldn't make it first, because they don't have such a technology or innovate there. They could only fill BS ''patents'' about it....you can guess why. LOL MS or Apple can make it many years after the...you know who OEM ....so they could buy this tech from them....and only if the tech gets older and cheaper.

15. midan

Posts: 2574; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"Only that MS or Apple couldn't make it first" No it's because there's no need to hurry, this kind of product need to be perfect to gain interest. There's no point to just make it because you can, you need to figure out what would make people buy one.

26. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Did you read the article? And the question there? BTW, even the one who can perfect it, will be the same OEM that invent and develop this tech. (same like it was with the AMOLED displays) How TH, Apple or MS could 'perfect' something that don't even know how it works? What TF are those ''patents'' about? LOL Or just to say: 'Oh we have ''worked'' on that', and not to pay to the inventor?

30. Leo_MC

Posts: 6618; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Just like fingerprint scanner, right?

33. mootu

Posts: 1408; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Samsung did NOT invent OLED. It was invented by Eastman Kodak in 1987, wonder if Samsung are paying the inventor?

39. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Stop with this 'invent' BS. Who cares who invent what. My point is - Those OEMs who work , develop, innovate, produce....such a technology, will make such a pone too. Not MS or Apple, cause they never buy newest tech. MS and Apple could follow but years after that, when prices drop down.

34. mootu

Posts: 1408; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Double post

13. Xavier1415

Posts: 146; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

I'll buy it

16. sks1969

Posts: 108; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

Not sure if it will make it, M$ expects $$ even before a product is released, ;-) if it does not, it cancels the product or does a major overhaul to send all developers back to drawing board

17. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

Looks really nice but with windows phone maybe will not be great choice!

18. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1195; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

I doubt it would run Windows 10 Mobile, at least not in its current form. If anything they might be better off running a heavily modded version of Android packed with Microsoft apps.

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